Accelerating GDPR readiness: Now’s the time to get started

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Accelerating your readiness for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most important activities your organization could undertake this year. By complying with GDPR, you can not only avoid the EU’s potentially huge fines for noncompliance, but also improve your data protection and management, understand your customers better, and protect […]

Reducing your risk in the cloud

Reducing Risk in the Cloud

In late 2014 and early 2015, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) observed that many of the regulated entities that previously outsourced parts of their ICT capability were increasingly adopting a cloud strategy. The organisation released an information paper, Outsourcing Involving Shared Computing Services (including Cloud), intended as guidance for the banking and financial sectors. In response, I published […]

What’s ahead for security and cloud adoption?

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2017 is believed to mark a major turning point in cloud adoption, bringing a rapid acceleration even among those companies and industries that have been reluctant to adopt the cloud in the past due to data security and privacy concerns. Marking a major shift from just two years ago, numerous CEOs and CIOs of global […]

Oscillating between ‘Know Your Customer’ and ‘Know Your Bank’

In a previous post, we examined some elements of Know Your Customer (KYC) programs. Now I’m going to drill deeper into what happens when the interests and objectives of customers, banks and regulators don’t converge. In many cases, this gives rise to disconnects or the possibility of disconnects. For example, when the interests/objectives of the bank and […]

Retail data and the Brexit vote

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If you’re in the UK, sell in the UK or simply have an interest in the UK, you’ve probably had one big issue on your mind lately: Brexit. The questions raised by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union are many, and businesses are trying hard to plan for a future that looks more and […]

Security as a Service: How to get the service you expect

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This article takes you on a comprehensive tour de force of Managed Security Services (MSS). Learn why organizations outsource security services, how they select providers, how the two sides work together and where the pitfalls are, even when all necessary steps were taken to ensure a successful project/service. Reasons for External Security Service Provider Let’s […]

5 things businesses should know about Identity Access Management

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Applying appropriate and sufficient controls to manage user accounts and access rights is one of the most significant challenges in today’s enterprise’s IT environment. Intentional or accidental misuse of IT-driven business processes by authorized users can have a severe impact on the enterprise and its competitive position. Vendors of Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions tend to promise […]

Managing the complexity of digital transformations

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Looking back to many discussions about Digital Strategy with different organizations, most of them have the challenge of going through a balancing act day by day. Firstly, a Digital Oriented Organization needs to accept that the roles and responsibilities of business and IT will merge with each other, whilst both parties need to enable business […]

Enterprise mobility leaders face challenges, opportunities in 2016

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Governance and compliance issues will continue to be the most significant pain points for the mobile enterprise this year, according to a new report by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, a global online community providing educational resources and solutions for enterprise mobility professionals. “Growing digital data regulations in various sectors, such as health care and government, mean that […]